Thursday, February 14, 2013

Someone To Love (by Addison Moore)

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Book Release Date:  December 20, 2012
Book Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars
Series Rating:  Reviewer has not read them all 

How are the sex scenes?
Realistic, sensual, passionate, heartfelt and plentiful - eventually

How are the story lines?
They were well delivered, keeping some things a mystery, but others, not. Its almost as if there could be another book from all the side stories not resolved. I liked that

Would you read it again?

Personal Summary – Back of the Book 
What happens when two people who don’t believe in love, discover each other and begin a beautiful relationship, whilst hiding from the truth of their feelings and purposes? A train wreck.When twenty-year-old Kendall Jordan transfers across country to Garrison University, the last thing she’s looking for is a one-night stand. Unfortunately, that’s exactly what, gorgeous, Cruise Elton offers.
Kendall has long since come to realize that love is an illusion that never lasts, and Cruise couldn’t agree more—but something deep inside her wants him all for herself. So, Kendall devises a seat of the pants plan to “play the player” and proposes that Cruise tutor her in becoming a female version of himself, Garrison University’s own playboy.
Real feelings begin to emerge, and neither Kendall nor Cruise know how to classify them. Everything they once thought they knew is redefined as they discover, in one another, Someone to Love.

Someone to Love by Addison Moore was a New Adult Romantic Comedy set in East Coast’s Carrington, Massachusetts. It was the sort of book that kept me on edge throughout, as scenario after scenario kept rattling through my brain of possible complications. Through clever and insightful writing, conflict arose when I least expected it! I found it very difficult to put down.

The first thing you notice about delightful twenty year old Kendall Jordan was her terrific sense of humour. She was quick witted and goofy, which is (almost) the first thing that ‘the Adonis’ Cruise Elton noticed about her. (It’s only when you get to Cruise’s POV that you know for certain, that it was not her wit that drew him away from his ‘hormone happy harem’.) She genuinely had no idea of her beauty or desirability, and had innocence in relationships caused ostensibly by her jaded view of love, but, in reality stemmed from her wistful desire for true happiness and fulfilment. Having kept herself celibate throughout High School, she felt she was soon to enter the world of sexual exploration. And she wants it with ‘man-whore’ Cruise.

For Cruise, ‘Kenny’ was the “goddess…..with one hell of a banging hot bod”. This delectable specimen of sexy male presented as the carefree, sex-crazed twenty something year old graduate student, whose only care is for the next ‘bang’. However, he seemed forlorn, displaced; a wonderfully warm and earnest man desperately wanting light, love and magic, something he glimpsed in Kenny from their first conversation, and again in their first kiss. He quickly surmised that she was not the typical girl he picked up on his ‘nightly panty raids’. Suddenly, he wanted more. But, could he go through the ruse of teaching Kenny the ‘fine art of screwing her way around campus’ without offering or breaking his heart in the process?

Addison Moore has a brilliant way with words. “Cruise was the iron my marrow so desperately needed…….All of his formidable lust pours out like oil, spilling its riches right into my soul.” She captures the linguistic idiom of the generation perfectly, and through Kenny, made many humorous comebacks that had me frequently laughing out loud. As an example “I grab hold of his overeager member…..Obviously I should have paid more attention…when Lauren was sexually mishandling a banana. I glance down at it a moment. Ally was right. It sort of does look like a Storm Trooper sans the arms, and legs, and assault rifle.”

Cruise was more straight-forward - “Obviously sex with Kenny would kill me instantly. But what the hell, I say get the paddles ready boys…For a moment, I envision myself stretched out on a gurney with my dick smoking.”

Why not 5 stars? It’s hard to describe, but despite Someone to Love being predictable in its storyline, it was told well with descriptive language, and morsels of conflict overshadowing many sweet moments. In-fact, it was realistic, fun and hopeful. Being told in both Hero and Heroine’s POV was a plus. However, supporting characters and their sub-plots were introduced, but then their stories weren’t un-packed. I wonder whether there will be a sequel to expand upon those introduced. This made me question their relevance. In addition, at times, it felt as if parts of the scenes had been removed. (Cruise is badly beaten at the Bar, but there was no mention of any bruising or pain was one such example) This was not enough to distract me from the story, but more detail when relevant, and less when not, would have guaranteed a 5 star rating.

This is not a book for everyone, especially if you are not into New Adult Romance, but I really did enjoy it. The story was sweet and captivating, the banter witty and clever, and the conclusion mostly satisfying. I can assure you, if there was a sequel, with Addison Moore’s amusing and absorbing storytelling, I would definitely come back for more.

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